Hartford CTWorks Career Center Offers Résumé Workshops, Reviews, Prior to Job Fair

WETHERSFIELD, March 12 – It’s one of the most effective ways to get your proverbial “foot in the door.”

Having a well-written résumé often makes the difference between success and failure in terms of telling your story and making that all-important connection with a prospective employer, which can ultimately result in a job interview.

“With the March 22 job fair at Manchester Community College fast approaching, we want to get the word out that our professional résumé writers from the Connecticut Department of Labor can help jobseekers who plan to attend this event but do not have a résumé or need help updating their current one,” said State Labor Commissioner Sharon M. Palmer.

Free Résumé Basics workshops are now being offered at the Hartford CTWorks Career Center located at 3580 Main Street from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 13 and 19. In addition, between now and the MCC job fair, those with a résumé are welcome to take advantage of free résumé critiques in the Hartford office. Walk-ins are welcome between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

The MCC Regional Job Fair, taking place March 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Manchester Community College’s Great Path Academy Gymnasium, will feature more than 50 employers.

According to Palmer, visitors attending the MCC Regional Job Fair can also register on-site for additional Résumé Basics workshops scheduled after the March 22 event. The Hartford CTWorks Career Center is offering the free three-hour sessions from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Thursday, March 28; Wednesday, April 3; Thursday, April 11; Tuesday, April 16; Friday, April 26; and Tuesday, April 30. Résumé critiques for individuals with a current résumé can visit the office without an appointment on Mondays and Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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News Item Posted On: March 19, 2013
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928